John Wallace Will

In the matter of the estate of John Wallace of Henderson, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 19 December 1861, Henry Huntley of Henderson, petitioned to open probate.

Betsey Huntley, wife of Henry Huntley, petitioner
James Wallace
Russell Wallace of Henderson
Anna Ramsey, widow of Hounsfield, all in Jefferson Co.
Isaac Wallace of Embrow, Oxford County, Canada West
Clark Wallace of Port Hope Canada West
Mary Ruth, wife of John Ruth of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, all children of the deceased
Samuel Wallace of Watertown, NY
Cornelia Seaton, wife of Boyden Seaton of Henderson, children of Samuel Wallace, a deceased son of John Wallace, the deceased.
Sarah Ann Wallace of Wisconsin, whose particular place of residence is unknown and cannot be determined, daughter of Chandler Wallace, a deceased son of the testator
Sarah Ann Wallace of Marblehead, Massachusetts
Louisa Ramsdell, wife of John Ramsdell of Swampscott, Massachusetts, children of John Wallace, Jr. a deceased son of John Wallace, testator
That all heirs are of full age and the testator left no widow surviving.

Will of John Wallace

John Wallace made his will at age 78. He named his daughter, Anna Ramsey. Named his daughter, Betsey, wife of Henry Huntley. Named his son, Isaac Wallace. Named his daughter-in-law, widow of his son, Chandler Wallace, deceased. Named his granddaughter, Sarah Ann Wallace, daughter of deceased son, Chandler Wallace. Named his grandson, John Wallace, son of John Wallace, Jr., deceased. Named his daughter-in-law Caroline, wife of his son, Clark Wallace. Named his daughter Mary Ruth. Named his grandson, Samuel Wallace. Named his granddaughter, Cornelia Seaton. Named his son, James Wallace. Mentioned is son, Russell Wallace. Appointed his son Isaac Wallace and his son-in-law Henry Huntley, as co-executors.
Will dated 31 May 1856. /s/ John Wallace
Witnesses: Jay D. McWayne and Ezekiel Ramsey both of Henderson, Jeff. Co., NY

In reference to his will, he mentions a bequeath to his grandson, John Wallace, son of John Wallace, Jr., a deceased son; since the will was drawn he learned that his grandson, John Wallace, had died. Therefore, the amount willed to his grandson, now deceased shall be equally divided between his two granddaughters, Sarah Ann Wallace and Louisa Ramsdell, daughters of his son John Wallace, deceased.
Codicil dated 19 January 1860. /s/ John Wallace
Witnesses: John M. Thompson and John M. Waterbury, both of Hounsfield, Jeff. Co.
Will proved: 10 Feb. 1862.
Jeff Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 404.

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